Yes, that’s right. I share my office. Not with another writer, but with two dogs who think they own the place. When I started writing, I began in our bedroom in a small corner. The clicking noise kept my husband awake, so I moved to a small room off my baby’s bedroom. Same problem. Next stop? A corner in the kitchen where I put my massively large computer, but the space was MINE. Over the years, if we moved houses, I carved out other areas that were mine alone. I added a nik-nak or item that made the space seem personal and important to me. And I kept at it.
These days, I have a full bedroom that is right off the master. I have a desk that’s always messy and a recliner where I do my writing during the day. In the evenings, I move to the bedroom and keep the laptop with me in the bed if I’m working. I’ve long since given up a large computer in favor of a Macbook Air and it travels with me everywhere.
As for the dogs? One lays behind the recliner chair, the other lays on the floor in front of it. Occasionally they chase each other around the office, or wrestle there. The other day, the wheaten (the wheat colored one <g>) and the biggest one, jumped straight into my lap on top of the computer. They know no boundaries and I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Here are a few pics for your enjoyment. I love my space and it helps me create. But the lessonhere is you don’t need a room, you just need a corner to call your own.
N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 30 romance novels with contemporary characters and small town settings that today’s readers identify with and enjoy. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom to two daughters (16 and20!) and two crazy dogs (a 1 year old Havanese named Brady and a 4 year old wheaten terrier named Bailey). In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. Carly lives in Purchase, New York and would love for you to like and follow her on the ‘Net!
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